Clare Crawley’s season of The Bachelorette

This post is for all you fans of the television show, The Bachelorette.

According to all the gossip columnists who track important news like celebrity sightings around the Coachella Valley, 39-year old Clare Crawley’s season of The Bachelorette is rumored to currently being filmed “in a bubble” down the street from my desert casita hideaway in La Quinta, California.

Of course, La Quinta is the winter home to many of the rich and famous, so for year-round locals it’s really not a big deal to see a gaggle of pretty people shopping at the local Ralph’s Grocery, dipping a spoon into a genuine date shake from Shield’s, or saddled up to the La Quinta Resort’s bar, Morgan’s in the Desert, sipping on an African Flower.

The legendary Waldorf Astoria’s La Quinta Resort & Club (and one of my favorite places to play, chill and send visiting family and friends) is entirely shut down for filming. Security is shooing lookey-loo neighbors away. No hotel rooms available until September. No tee-times on the Mountain course.

That’s really O.K. by me, because it’s literally 113°F (45°C) in the shade (it was 120 degrees Fahrenheit yesterday) and I’m currently digging my toes into the sand at the beach where its 45°F cooler!

If you ever find yourself in the Coachella Valley once things cool down, make a stop at the La Quinta Resort. And, while you’re there, have dinner at Morgan’s in the Desert and order yourself an African Flower.